Trauma Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator - Trauma Services - Ben Taub Hospital
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
The Trauma Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, management and evaluation of injury prevention programs. The coordinator partners with the community in implementing strategies, initiatives and campaigns to promote the reduction of preventable injuries in Harris County through community awareness, education, advocacy and action.
The Trauma Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator also applies expertise in trauma to facilitate patient care and participates with data abstraction and Trauma Registry entry.
a. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a Bachelors degree in nursing required.
b. Certification by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) as Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) Coding Specialist is required within two (2) years.
c. Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) and/or Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certifications preferred.
d. Specialized training in related area of community outreach preferred.
e. Current license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas.
Work experience: Two (2) or more years in critical care and/or emergency department experience. Experience with injury prevention programs is preferred.
Equipment operated: Must have Texas Class C drivers license and be insurable.
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)
Analytical, CRT, Medical Terms, P.C., Research, Statistical, Typing (45 wpm), Word Proc
Advanced Training/Specialty: Successful completion of TNCC and CPR required. Instructor of TNCC preferred. Related specialty certification preferred.
Work Schedule: Flexible
Other Requirements: Knowledge of medical terminology. Ability to read and interpret medical records and laboratory reports. Accuracy and thoroughness; ability to work independently. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects, tasks and functions. Strong oral and written communication skills.